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05-11-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,506
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I gotta agree with this. Motorcycles and cars...

I gotta agree with this. Motorcycles and cars (and trucks) can all go the speed limit for any given road no matter what that speed limit is. Bicycles usually can't. Which is why... the shoulder. ...
04-15-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,485
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Even though I rode motorcycles I never wore a...

Even though I rode motorcycles I never wore a bicycle helmet until just twenty or so years ago. Heck, I rarely wore my first Nava mc helmet even though I thought the thing was pretty cool.

I...
04-13-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

May I recommend finding yourself a broader saddle...

May I recommend finding yourself a broader saddle (seat) if the one that comes with the bike feels.. a little small. Oh, and for most of us, getting back onto a bike after time off, months to years,...
12-21-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Appreciation for your favorite local bike shop

I have a one man (owner) bike shop here in St Cloud.. The guy could rebuild anything. We're just on the same wavelength. Merry Christmas Rod.
12-05-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,176
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

My grail bike is a Panasonic road bike. I don't...

My grail bike is a Panasonic road bike. I don't know a quarter of the things you folks know about bikes but I know Japanese frames were always considered high quality. As it stands I have two bikes...
11-26-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Don't worry about it. Your kids will pick up some...

Don't worry about it. Your kids will pick up some of your loves and dislikes whether you intend them to or not. My daughter likes to learn new languages and taught herself rudimentary sign language...
11-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,213
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Many thanks.

Many thanks.
11-06-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,213
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

After heart failure in the summer I was told I...

After heart failure in the summer I was told I had to enlist in cardiac rehab at the hospital. (And a health food class) The heart center has a pretty complete gym from what I can tell? Huge...
10-27-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,284
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm not sure why I clicked on this thread...

I'm not sure why I clicked on this thread...
10-27-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,378
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I can wreck a good jacket rather quickly on...

I can wreck a good jacket rather quickly on either motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. For whatever reason I get caught on one thing or another. Oh, it's torn there now? Out comes the stitching...
07-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,143
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Suh-pose-uhblee Oh my god when I hear...

Suh-pose-uhblee


Oh my god when I hear that one I want to gnaw a tree branch or something.


When I was a kid my mom tried to teach me English and finally handed me an English dictionary. ...
07-14-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Serendipity

Hello everyone, just a cool little story from the other night:

I don't ride much once it's dark. We live in a community with lots of critters which like to appear out of the darkness and try to...
03-27-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Ha! There's still a Vespa in the garage. Never...

Ha! There's still a Vespa in the garage. Never had a Lambretta though...
03-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It sounds like you're only riding on the...

It sounds like you're only riding on the weekends? It may be better to ride a few times during the week well as since I would imagine it would feel like starting over from scratch every time you got...
03-05-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,042
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the...

I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
03-03-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,483
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Wait... So if the father from Orange Country...

Wait...

So if the father from Orange Country Choopers is rolling up to a stop sign controlled interstection but he ain't there yet and I'm about to ride through because ain't nobody presently...
02-24-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

You haven't ridden for a while. My guess is your...

You haven't ridden for a while. My guess is your butt needs to be reconditioned to riding again. People who ride all four seasons don't have this problem (and I'm not one of them). It's as much...
02-22-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,950
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Excellent Post!!! As a former motorcyclist...

Excellent Post!!!

As a former motorcyclist it was well known to my group of riding friends that concentration was a huge factor regarding whether you had a great ride or you didn't. Growing up in...
01-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,333
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Uh, no. This isn't even a very good troll post.

Uh, no. This isn't even a very good troll post.
01-19-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,046
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

The best part is when I zone out. My mind clears...

The best part is when I zone out. My mind clears of all thought and riding becomes a motor skill. Somehow I'm aware of all obstacles and potential hazards and avoid them, only recalling what...
12-18-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,392
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I think the answer is that if you want to see...

I think the answer is that if you want to see more new dedicated cyclists, you need to address their expectations that their lanes are separate from auto lanes. Because that's the reasoning I hear...
05-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,670
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Toad, thank you for the reminder that we often...

Toad, thank you for the reminder that we often react when we don't know the whole story.

I'm learning to give others the benefit of the doubt, and you know, it turns out most of the time my...
04-26-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,802
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Wow, Thant's a great set up!

Wow, Thant's a great set up!
04-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I thought they all did

I thought they all did
04-12-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Bought my daughter an old Bianchi mixte. She...

Bought my daughter an old Bianchi mixte. She hasn't ridden it, preferring the bike she won several years ago. The frame is a little small for me but man does that thing ride nice. Better than the...
01-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I used to love winter until I moved to minnesota....

I used to love winter until I moved to minnesota.

Now I just hate minnesota.

… miss southeast Wisconsin so very much...
12-19-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,367
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Millennia?

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11-24-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

How stealthy it would be if they made one of...

How stealthy it would be if they made one of those giazmos in the sound range only the dogs could hear. I bet there would be people who would wonder what sort of magic you used to stop their dogs...
10-30-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Yup, age and health changes things. It was...

Yup, age and health changes things.

It was in the low thirties here today and even with gloves my hands hurt a little. In about a year and a half I'll be moving out of here no matter what so...
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10-30-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Congratulation! The weather in NC can change...

Congratulation!

The weather in NC can change on a dime?

Hey, want to trade NC for Minnesota?? Please please please take me up on it...
10-24-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,374
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Wow! I come from the era where such a beautiful...

Wow! I come from the era where such a beautiful machine might have been referred to, in my circle, as "killer".


Remarkable color scheme. You really scored.
08-18-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,691
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

I don't think this is the end of the world. Next...

I don't think this is the end of the world. Next time bring a lock and respect their policy.
08-07-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

This surprised me

Hokay… so a little back story is necessary but I'll keep it brief.

When my twins were young I bought a few Bell brand bells for their bikes. They're both sixteen now and my daughter is the only...
07-18-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,947
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Good to see I'm not alone... I think? Not that I...

Good to see I'm not alone... I think? Not that I wish this on anyone...

Dr. Lou; The doctor didn't recommend it when I brought it up. My wife is a nuclear medicine technologist so she and the...
07-03-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,766
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

It doesn't really matter which myths you read,...

It doesn't really matter which myths you read, certain themes run through all the better stories. Read enough cultural tribalism and there it is. Same stuff, different setting. Which is exactly...
06-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,763
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Whoa!! That is awesome! I bought my...

Whoa!! That is awesome!

I bought my daughter a Bianchi mixte some years back. I think she forgot she has it or something. Every now and then it comes out of the shed and I can't help myself. I...
05-15-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,230
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

No ad from those eras represented the United...

No ad from those eras represented the United States "persona" although some tried to and some tried to influence us. I was pretty young when I pointed out to an older cousin that what she was showing...
05-14-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,230
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

Wait. No country for old bicyclists? I...

Wait. No country for old bicyclists?

I think not good sir!
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